It looks like Kim Kardashian is still keeping her hand in politics and starting at the White House isn’t the worse place to start.
The reality TV show and wife to Hip Hop icon Kanye West returned to the White House today for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is there to discuss the release of Chris Young from prison, three months after successfully lobbying to free grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. Kardashian managed to influence her clemency release this past June.
Kim is set to meet with President Donald Trump today to discuss Chris’ case, continuing her crusade for prison reform and criminal justice. Chris, 30, who suffers from sickle cell anemia, is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for cocaine and marijuana possession, according to TMZ. Chris has already served eight years following his conviction in 2010.
Kim said she’s in “regular touch” with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, who is passionate about prison reform after his own father was incarcerated. Kim was recently on Jason Flom‘s “Wrongful Conviction” podcast and discussed Chris’ case. She revealed that she had a phone call with the young prisoner, who is sick, and promised him she would work on his case.
“It’s scary when you have a minor drug charge but then you get life and you’re stuck in this crazy maximum-security prison with murderers and people [like that],” Kim K says. “It’s a completely different environment than the environment that he’s so used to.”